Assessment Services

Wright Institute Assessment Service

The Wright Institute Assessment Services offers low-fee psychological and neuropsychological testing for children (age 6 and above), adolescents, and adults. Evaluations are provided by Wright Institute doctoral students under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists.

Psychodiagnostic and neuropsychological assessments are used to:

  • Provide a diagnosis or differentiate between diagnoses
  • Assess severity of problems
  • Evaluate an individual's level of functioning
  • Develop recommendations to help with neuropsychological or psychological difficulties

Common referrals include cognitive and/or psychological concerns due to:

  • Developmental disorder, suspected mental retardation, or poor intellectual functioning
  • Learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder
  • Autistic spectrum disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Trauma
  • Behavioral problems
  • Substance abuse
  • Personality disorders

Making a Referral

If you are a referring provider or an individual interested in testing, please telephone the Wright Institute Assessment Service at (510) 239-2014. Please leave your name, phone number, and whether it is okay to leave a detailed message on your voicemail.


Fees for the Wright Institute Assessment Service are assigned on a sliding scale based on an individual or family's gross income. Fees can generally be expected to range between $500 and $2000. When exceptions to the fee appear to be necessary due to extraordinary hardship or clinical reasons, a reduced fee may be considered.

Program Staff

  • Training Director and Supervisor: Howard J. Friedman, Ph.D., ABPP, Licensed Clinical Psychologist with Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Assistant Director and Supervisor: Sumana Kaipa, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Wright Institute Director of Clinical Training: Gilbert Newman, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

If you have any further questions about the Wright Institute Assessment Service, please call (510) 239-2014.